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03-31-2014 10:40 PM
Phantom
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Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
Post WW 2 , people were eating rats, cats, dogs, - black market unnamed meat -- desperation does things .

most of us would be like the crazy " before" person who changes back to normal after he has had the snickers bar.
I'm sure I could eat rats, cats and dogs if I was starving. I really don't think I could eat My own cats and dog though. In fact if I hadn't read this, It probably wouldn't have even crossed my mind to do so. I think by the time I lost all hope and was willing to kill and eat my own pet, I'd be too physically worn out to be able to do it. I really hope I never have to find out though.
03-31-2014 08:55 PM
Jmoore728 I can honestly say, I don't think I could eat my dog...I would hope I would be able to live off the land....I haven't read the article yet and I surely haven't ever been in a situation like that....That would be a bad situation
03-31-2014 08:47 PM
selzer I wouldn't specifically put myself in that position. But, if I found my self in such a position, then, I can't say what I would do.

Have you ever read The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. The main character was a farmer in China. He spent all day in the field with his Ox. The ox was a sort of companion to him. When the famine came, he put his son on top of the ox, so that marauders would not steal and kill the ox while it looked for anything to eat. But finally, the children were starving, the youngest was so starved that she did not grow or develop mentally properly. They had to kill the ox. It was very like killing one of our dogs, maybe worse. He couldn't do it, his wife had to do it. He couldn't eat it either, but his children and wife had to eat it.

I imagine starving, and watching your family starve could make you do things that when you are warm and fed and safe you couldn't conceive of.
03-31-2014 08:20 AM
Hunter4628 I know you do what you got to do to survive, but i would never do such a thing to my beloved dog! no matter how much i starve..
03-31-2014 07:26 AM
Anubis_Star
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Originally Posted by Syaoransbear View Post
He didn't fall and break his ankle trying to escape from the bear, he fell and hurt his ankle just walking around, long after the bear encounter. I still don't understand why he stopped fishing when his gear was intact.

Plus leaving your satellite phone with your edible supplies would be pretty stupid. You keep that with you.

I don't think I'm naive for thinking this guy was stupid for going into bear country all alone with no means of communication after being warned it was a dangerous area by other more experienced campers.

You are correct in that last part. I just feel that because there are so few consistent media reports, it's hard to know what really happened. What it does sound like happened is he lasted a good amount of time, in bear country, alone and injured (how injured - who really knows). That shows SOME knowledge, probably not the best.
03-31-2014 01:16 AM
shilorio I couldn't do it.
I would rather use my dog as a heat sourse . I would never kill my dog brutally and then eat him. It's like eaton my child.
No way.
That being said he should have planned out his trip better and not gone into bear territory with out thinking it could happen, as said by the person above me.
I would just make sure i am plenty prepared and protected by what could happen. Or just not go do somthing like that.
A bears gotta eat too, so don't go steppin in his territory expecting him now to munch on all your goods.
All I'm saying as I would never be in such a situation.
Nope.
03-31-2014 12:08 AM
Syaoransbear
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Originally Posted by Anubis_Star View Post
If a bear ruins all of your supplies and canoe, and you fall and break your ankle trying to escape, what would YOU do?

It would also be a miracle, I would guess, if a bear happened to ruin all of your supplies EXCEPT your satellite phone.
He didn't fall and break his ankle trying to escape from the bear, he fell and hurt his ankle just walking around, long after the bear encounter. I still don't understand why he stopped fishing when his gear was intact.

Plus leaving your satellite phone with your edible supplies would be pretty stupid. You keep that with you.

I don't think I'm naive for thinking this guy was stupid for going into bear country all alone with no means of communication after being warned it was a dangerous area by other more experienced campers.
03-30-2014 08:56 PM
GSDluver4lyfe And I am NOT putting this man down for what he was forced to do. I understand the basic need for survival. People can say they would NEVER do it, but when you are put in a life or death situation all rationale goes out the window, REALLY quick! The qualities that make our species different from the rest get put on hold when your survival is at risk. And if there is no amount of self-preservation in someone, then there's something wrong. Then life itself has failed. And that's a HUGE defeat (and the end of this beautiful planet where life itself thrives) seeing as life has thrived for millions of years(that's a whole 'nother convo IMO lol).
03-30-2014 08:23 PM
misslesleedavis1 Did anyone actually read the part were it said he was not even 1 week into his trip in the middle of july beside a lake when he was attacked? Plus he ate his dog 3 days after the attack, then went on to survive up until snow fell.

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03-30-2014 08:19 PM
GSDluver4lyfe
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Originally Posted by Syaoransbear View Post
He lost all that body weight after he had already killed and eaten his dog. He killed and ate it just a few days after the bear attacked. He was probably hungry but he was definitely not starving when he killed his dog. Also, the bear did not attack him, it just attacked his resources like his food and canoe, so he was not injured by the bear.

Killing my dog wouldn't even occur to me. A dog would be a lot more useful for hunting small game than as food. I'm surprised he didn't bring fishing gear. I think next time he wants to go on a wildness trip completely unprepared he should go alone instead of bringing his dog. People shouldn't drag their dependents with them when they make plans to do something dangerous and irresponsible.
My thoughts exactly. I trust my dogs instincts better than my own and I could probably provide for myself better with my dog's help than without it. I have absolutely no tracking abilities (other than following very defined footsteps, which would likely never happen), I can't hear animals moving, catch their scent or have the ability to know where a threat may lay before its too late and I'm caught off guard. In the long run (eating my dog for a few meals vs utilizing my dog for many meals until I can reach safety) I would choose to keep my dog around so long as he can help and contribute. But I honestly can't say what I would do.
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